THATTO Heath withstood the first half sending off of Jamie Tracey to march into the fourth round of rugby league’s prestigious Challenge Cup with a 30-24 win over Rochdale Mayfield.

And they will be looking for a plum tie against one of the big Championship names in Tuesday’s draw.

There were plenty of fine displays across the board, with the pack laying a good platform, wingman Adam Saunders taking his hat-trick well, Ben Heyes chiming in well from full back and scrum half Bobbie Goulding kicking and scheming well.

Thatto got off to a great start in the opening minute when prop Mike Stark took a smart reverse pass from Lewis Foster at dummy half to drive over – converted by Bobbie Goulding 6-0.

They added to that when Foster’s clever grubber was chased by Niall Allen, who touched down in the corner.

Midway through the half Mayfield’s half back Cole Connolly was caught by Tracey just a fraction after he had passed and the referee produced the red card.

Mayfield made that tell straight away when Zak Baker forced his way through to make it 10-4, followed by a melee with a few punches thrown.

A player from each side were despatched to the sin bin from that dust-up.

Mayfield’s Jack McConachie went in at the corner peg it back to 10-8 and Heath knew they were in a game.

However, a smart 40/20 from Foster saw Mayfield full back English sin-binned for kicking the ball away to stop a quick restart and that evened it up temporarily.

Heath took advantage and a great pass full back Heyes and in at the corner Adam Saunders polished off with aplomb in a tight corner, converted by Goulding to make it 16-8 at the break.

Saunders made it a double, taking the centre’s pass, to sneak in at the corner flag with an elaborate dive to push the lead out to 20-8.

Hayes streaked down the middle in support after a fine break from stand off Josh Crehan, Goulding’s extras pushing it up to 26-8.

Thatto were on a roll and extended their lead from the restart, when following a penalty, they pressed the Mayfield line and another fine ball from Heyes saw Saunders go in for his hat-track.

Nick Hargreaves and Cameron Connolly plunged over as the visitors began to make the score respectable at 30-20.

English took Cameron Connolly’s pass to storm over late in the game as Mayfield cut the deficit to one score, but Heath pinned them back from the restart to go through to Tuesday’s draw where they have a chance to meet some big names – with Widnes, Bradford and Leigh among the 12 Championship sides in the hat for this stage.